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Corizon Health Site Medical Director in Albuquerque, New Mexico

About Corizon Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.


Serves as the responsible physician and health authority required by national standards. Provides overall supervision for clinical services for the site to ensure appropriate delivery of on site and off site necessary medical care. While in charge of a site, this level of position does not manage regular physicians.

Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Site Medical Director I with Corizon Health.


  • Serve as Chairman of the Medical Audit Committee.

  • Consult with medical providers in the community to resolve issues in delivering services to patients.

  • Supervise the clinical services provided by the professional and paraprofessional staff.

  • Ensure and provide on-call services.

  • Annually review and approve clinical protocols, policies and procedures, and medical disaster plan.

  • Provide direction and assistance to the on-site quality improvement program as well as the corporate Continuous Quality and Safety Improvement program including review and action on patient complaints, infection control, peer review and chart audits.

  • Manage referrals to outside healthcare facilities for appropriateness, quality, and continuity of care.

  • Serve as a professional resource and leader for all staff physicians and applicable clinical staff at the facility(s).

  • Assist in screening, interviewing, evaluating credentials and hiring of healthcare providers.

  • Participate in in-service training classes. Represent the healthcare program in discussions with local civic groups or visiting officials as requested.

  • Attend medical, clinical and other meetings, as required.

  • Document all encounters in patient's Medical Record. Ensure all documentation is timed, legible and signed. Ensure all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned as required.

  • Provide emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.

  • Ensure competence in proper technique for basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use.

  • Participate in onboarding new providers and nursing staff.


  • Provides typical community standard care based on evidenced based medicine for clinical services required including but not limited to sick call, chronic care, History and Physicals, and all emergency care needs. When applicable, visits the infirmary daily and documents encounters in patient's Medical Record as assigned. The goal is to provide the right care, at the right time, and at the right location.

  • Will provide call as needed for the role.

  • Adheres to approved formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedure. Documents pertinent observations and logical conclusions to validate need for non-formulary medication on non-formulary request form for Medical Director's approval when non-formulary medication is ordered.

  • Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral. Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.

  • Demonstrates proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related drug therapy with certification as required by credentialing.

  • Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures. Serves as a resource to other professional or non-professional personnel providing instructions as needed.

  • Attends Medical Staff meetings as required. Provides monthly in-service education of staff as requested. Participates in monthly review of quality of care and chart reviews as requested. Sponsors physician assistants or nurse practitioners as required.

  • Notifies Regional Medical Director and Site Health Services Administrator of schedule changes. Assists in arrangement for coverage of medical services if unavailable for extended period of time.

  • Participates in all quality improvement measures including sentinel event review

  • Actively participant of the Utilization Review process and follow proper procedures.

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


  • Must be approved by the Credentialing Committee.

  • Good stewards of our evidenced based medicine care.

  • Documentation must be completed between 48 to 72 hours of any visit (preferably same day). Ensures Medical Record documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented and corresponds to the therapeutic order. Ensures all documentation is timed, legible and signed. Ensures all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned within seventy-two (72) hours.

  • All test results ordered in facility must to be reviewed within 72 hours.

  • The SMD and RMD are jointly responsible to ensure a schedule to have all results reviewed within 72 hours as well as notes for all communication. This will only go on the SMD and RMD job descriptions).

  • Develop a plan for transition of care whether within the facility or external to the facility and ensure that the clinicians are monitoring the records for patient care needs.

  • Ensure that the care recommended is provided when patients go outside the facility and then return.


  • Required to be professional at all times.

  • Develop professional relationships within patients, care team, and clients.

  • Good ethical conduct at all times.

  • Follow company behavior and professionalism policies.

Corizon Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

Experience & Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited medical school.

  • Fully licensed to practice medicine in the state of employment

  • Preferable board certified or board eligible in primary care specialty (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Public Health or Occupational Medicine) with administrative experience in corrections and/or managed healthcare delivery.

  • Current DEA registration. Board certified, eligible, or qualified by the state law/regulations to practice medicine.

  • Requires critical thinking, organizational, decisive judgment, communication, good customer service skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed.

  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirement.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

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ID 2021-11201

Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque

Category Clinical & Operations Leadership

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Day

Location ID 90876